Binemikom d.o.o. will again participate in this year's Water Fair, which will be held from November 15th to November 17th at New Belgrade's BelExpocenter.
We invite you to visit our booth.
See more at http://www.sajamvoda.rs.
At the opening of the previous Water Fair, it was noted that, in Serbia, the water quality was generally good. Lately, however, it has been threatened in several cities. Constant deterioration of the environment, combined with population increases, will require increased efforts from both water-utility companies and state and local governments. This, in turn, will mean adjustments in environmental protection regulations and in wastewater sanitation and treatment.
Unfortunately, sewage systems have not followed water supply. Serbia has 15,000 km of sewer network and 50 wastewater treatment plants, mainly of smaller capacity. Approximately 10% of collected wastewater is treated. Large investments will be required to meet EU and National standards for wastewater treatments.
Binemikom presented this year at the Water Forum, on the subject of Sewage Systems Under Pressure. The presentation was held on Friday, November 17th, from 10:55 to 11:25.
Participants had the opportunity to become more informed about the issues and solutions for a safe and secure water supply, the challenges and pressure of urbanization, experiences in the improvement of system operations and maintenance, and support programs for the modernization of communal water services. Through presentations of best-practice examples, special attention was given to the management and maintenance of water supply systems in the region.
Presentations also discussed the current situation and basic issues in drinking water supply and wastewater collection and treatment, as well as the political and technical framework aspects of the water sector. The legal and institutional framework for communal activities in water supply and sanitation in Serbia has not been laid down entirely. A particularly important issue is the adoption of a tariff policy for the setting of tariffs for water services, along with the consistent implementation of economic principles set forth in the Water framework directive.
The forum enabled professionals to become acquainted with the activities of the Danube Water Program's second phase, which is implemented by the World Bank, the International Association of the Water Supply Companies in the Danube Catchment Area (IAWD) and the German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ), in cooperation with regional associations.
The presence of 100 companies – the exhibitors, the large number of expert speakers and a large number of visitors who visited the Exhibition on Water 2017 and attended the presentations in the framework of Water Forum - confirmed the interest in this event and the topics that it traditionally addresses.